Tue, April 30, 2013
Every child deserves high quality educational opportunities to grow up strong, financially stable and independent. We hope you had a chance to read Sean Reardon’s New York Times editorial, “No Rich Child Left Behind.”
Fri, March 22, 2013
It truly was an evening of girl power during the 2013 Women’s Initiative Gala. More than 700 guests packed the Crystal Tea Room for the annual Women's Initiative Gala, which celebrated the 10-year anniversary of our Women’s Initiative.
Wed, March 13, 2013
Through our Education agenda, we help to provide a quality middle-grade education experience for Cumberland’s youth, putting them on the path to succeed in high school and graduate college– or–career ready.
Mon, February 25, 2013
As a 16-year-old high school sophomore, Haley faces many of the same challenges as other teenage girls, but she has found support through a United Way program called Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow (GTLT), the signature program of United Way’s Women’s Initiative.
Thu, February 21, 2013
Through Soccer for Success, we’re giving 500 Camden City youth the chance to flex their muscles and get their competitive juices flowing, all in an attempt to promote increased physical activity and keep kids off the streets.
Tue, January 08, 2013
With a stronger focus on middle grade success, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Cumberland County hopes to help more students graduate from high school, college- and career-ready.
Thu, December 13, 2012
To improve kindergarten readiness rates in Pennsylvania, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has granted national funding to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, together with the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and a coalition of local education and community partners.
Fri, November 16, 2012
Nearly 40 percent of Camden youth ages 3 to 18 are obese. That’s why the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids – Camden (NJPHK-C), led by the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties and United Way, is working to reverse the obesity rate in Camden City and increase access to fresh, healthy foods.
Wed, October 24, 2012
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha, shows students at Julia de Burgos their new fitness room
Researchers have found a positive link between physical activity, attention and academic achievement in children. When young people are engaged in quality education during the school day and stimulating after school programs once the bell rings, they are more apt to graduate high school college- or career-ready. By providing children with a fun, safe place to play and exercise, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Philadelphia Eagles hope to set children on the path to success.
Mon, October 22, 2012
Parents are their children’s first teachers but often need guidance and support to provide a safe, caring and quality learning environment at home. And if parents themselves are coming from a difficult background, the impact on the child manifests itself in behavioral and developmental issues. Behavioral challenges in preschool and early childhood settings often result in expulsion, leaving the root causes of issue unaddressed.
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